Church members of First Baptist Church surround our pastor with daily and weekly prayer. Each Sunday they gather in the pastor’s office to pray during the worship service. They pray for the prayer cards turned into the offering plate that week and they pray for the people and the pastor while the Word of God is being proclaimed.
A vibrant ministry for those who are 50 and older at First Baptist Church.
Legacy meets on the second Saturday of each month at 6 pm at the church.
Here is the information on the upcoming Legacy meeting.
To keep up with all the planned events at First Baptist Church of Eaton Rapids check the church calendar here
Thomas Watson was a gifted preacher and writer in England during the 1600's. He loved the well-known verse: Romans 8:28. And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.
There is a not much thought about the other side to the truth of this verse. If you turn it on its head and apply it to a person who rejects Christ as their Savior and Lord, then the Lord directs all things in their lives for their harm and not their good. That is an unpleasant thought to our ears because it makes the Lord sound like a mean God.
The suffering and pain the Lord brings into the lives of those who reject Christ can be His call for them to repent and trust in Christ for salvation. But now imagine all the good things in life the Lord allows them to experience all the while they ignore the Savior. Imagine how that works against them.
"I feel there is something missing if I don't go to church on Sunday," said Becky Morgan, long-time member of First Baptist Church of Eaton Rapids. "I was convinced there was a God and Heaven ever since I can remember."
Becky grew up in Mason and was baptized as a teenager. "I credit a lot of what I know to my Sunday school teacher, Maxine," she said. "I think I was a Christian since I was conceived because my mother always went to church," she laughed.
In 1941, Becky and her husband Kelsey moved to Eaton Rapids.Together they have four sons and one daughter. While raising their family, Becky said her husband did not want her to attend church, and she really missed going. Kelsey passed away in 1990, and Becky visited FBC soon after. She has been attending here ever since.
"I love Pastor Scott's sermons," said Becky, now 93. "So down to earth and teaches the Bible in a manner you can understand."
Islamic State militants seized control of the "Christian capital of Iraq," Qaraqosh, and nearby Christian villages last night. The land grab sent has sent an estimated one-fourth of Iraq's remaining Christians fleeing.
"An exodus, a real via crucis ... [Christians] are walking on foot in Iraq's searing summer heat towards [salvation in] the Kurdish cities of Erbil, Duhok and Soulaymiyia, the sick, the elderly, infants and pregnant women among them," a regional Christian leader told AsiaNews. "They are facing a humanitarian catastrophe and a real risk of genocide. They need food, water and shelter."
Qaraqosh, Iraq's most-populous Christian city at 50,000 people, is in the province of Ninevah, 18 miles southeast of Mosul, where CT recently reported the Islamist takeover of Iraq's second-largest city. The move brings IS (formerly ISIS) on the border of Kurdish territory. (The Telegraph maps where Christians are concentrated in Iraq in relation to other religious groups, and The Guardian maps where the militants have control of the region.)
Branson - In the wake of Big Idea Productions' bankruptcy and sale to new owner Classic Media, VeggieTales characters are struggling to define their post-Big Idea lives.
In a modest but clean condominium in Branson, Mo., Bob the Tomato sits on a rented couch and nibbles cheese curls. The window overlooks the busy thoroughfare jammed with tourist traffic. Bob's chin shows three days of stubble, his eyes the emotional scars of a recent bout with depression, but tonight he'll be performing again for the first time since Jonah — A VeggieTales Movie. After bouncing around the country for the past year, exploring a singing career in Nashville, enrolling at classes at the University of Tupelo where he briefly considered earning his degree in botany, he ended up here, providing warm-up entertainment for Russian comedian Yakov Smirnov.
"Yakov became like a brother to me," Bob says. "When nobody else would touch me, he invited me over and said he'd help me get my own theater here one day. He understood what it means to lose your platform overnight. For him, it happened when the Soviet Union collapsed. For me, it was Big Idea."
Family Camping Weekend 2014
September 12 & 13
Shady Green Pastures Bible Camp
5841 W. Gresham Hwy, Charlotte, Mich.
Enjoy a weekend of fellowship with your church family. Reserve your campsite today! By donation only. This campground supported by gifts and offerings. Bunk houses also available: six that sleep 4 and two that sleep 8. Reserve ahead of time — first come, first serve.
Swimming-Fishing-Lots of wildlife-Recreational activities-Quiet and relaxing setting-Chapel by the lake
Campsites with electrical hook-up and modern restrooms
Not able to camp? Join us for our Saturday PICNIC at 2 pm.
Bring a dish to pass and enjoy the surroundings!
Sign up sheet in Lobby. For more information call Cindy Alling at 896-7325 or the church office.
Creation vs. Evolution
There will be a Saturday class starting September 20th that runs for 7 weeks. The topic of Creation vs. Evolution will be covered in depth each week. Please read the attached for in-depth information about the class.
For all those that enjoy reading their future, follow this link to read your Horoscopes.
Youth Group (7th-12th grade) 6-8pm (Every other week during the summer)
Prayer Meeting 7pm
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